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172254

Winslow Homer print...

Item #172254

April 30, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 30, 1859 Halfpg: 'Proposed Balloon Railway Up Mt. Rhigi, Switzerland'. Nice fullpg: 'May-Day In The City'. Also a full page Winslow Homer print: "May Day In The Country". Additional illustrations, articles and advertisements.

Complete in sixteen pages.

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663860

Great lot of 16 issues of Harper's Weekly, 1859...

Item #663860

March 05, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York  A lot of 16 complete issues with dates: Jan. 8, 22; Feb. 5, 12, 19; March 5; April 2, 9; May 14, 21, 28; June 18; July 2, 9, 23, all in 1859.

All issues are mostly loose at the spine and have a bit of irregularity at the margin as they were never bound nor trimmed. Even toning and perhaps some stray tears. Actually nicer than a "2nd rate" lot as print... See More  

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172234

Valentine's Day prints... Shocking Scene At A Fire in Brooklyn...

Item #172234

February 19, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 19, 1859  The front page has a print titled: "Arrival of the Country Postman On St. Valentine's Morning". Inside has prints of: "A Fire Hunt In Georgia" "Discovery of Three Half-starved Alms House Children in the Room of a Hired Nurse..." "A Cock Fight Among the Athenians of Boston" "Shocking Scene At A F... See More  

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172232

Ice skating...

Item #172232

February 12, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 12, 1859 Front 1/4 page illustration of "The Late William H. Prescott" and a smaller illustration of "Mr. Prescott's Writing Case." Inside includes a full page illustration entitled "A Skating Scene." Doublepage centerfold of "The Reception by the Emperor Napoleon at the Tuileries on New Year's Day." 1/4 page i... See More  

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172230

Dr. Horace Green...

Item #172230

February 05, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 5, 1859. An interesting medical issue, with a two page article: 'Dr. Horace Green and His Method', showing several medical instruments, and three 'Anatomical Views of the Throat, Lungs, etc.'

The front page features a nearly halfpage illustration "A Difference of Opinion" which is a dual view on embracing the cold. An article "... See More  

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673387

A sports-themed newspaper... Large bull fighting print...

Item #673387

January 29, 1859

NEW YORK CLIPPER, Jan. 29, 1859 



* Bullfighting in Cuba illustration



Basically a sports-themed newspaper with a great, sports-themed masthead. Among the reports inside are: "The Ring" "The Turf" "Fistiana" "Pedestrianism" "The Game of Chess" "Chequers Or Draughts" "The Trigger" "Canine" and more.

The back p... See More  

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172228

Employment of women...

Item #172228

January 29, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 29, 1859 Half front page illustration of 'Rev. J.W. Cummings, D.D' also features an accompany article. "Employment of Women" features an article and many small illustrations of women working in Douglas & Sherwood's Skirt Manufactory. "The Pope's Railway Car" article also features three illustrations. Two one-third page ... See More  

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206693

Civil Rights at Union College...

Item #206693

January 26, 1859

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 26, 1859  On pg. 7 under "Equal Rights At Union College" is a letter which asks if the college, "endorsed by the state", can refuse the admission of a "young colored man", despite his stellar qualifications. Says the college president asked the junior class to make the decision who, by a majority of ten, voted in favor of admission, but he ... See More  

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172226

Shipwreck of the 'Margaret Tyson'...

Item #172226

January 22, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 22, 1859  Front 1/2 page illustration of "Shipwrecked Sailors of the 'Margaret Tyson' on the Ship's House." A text article "Is Charles Dickens Coming to This Country?"  Inside includes many illustration pertaining to "The Loss of the Steamer 'C. Vanderbilt'" including "The Passengers in the Reli... See More  

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172224

Front page print of the infamous slave ship "Wanderer"...

Item #172224

January 15, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 15, 1859  The front page features a rather large illustration of: "The Yacht 'Wanderer'" along with a related article on it. Its infamy is in that it was the last documented ship to bring a cargo of slaves from Africa to the United States, which it did on November 28, 1858. Part of the article notes: "...after detaining the Wandere... See More  

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620066

Very early print of Honolulu, Hawaii...

Item #620066

January 15, 1859

BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Jan. 15, 1859  The ftpg. has a nice print captioned: "View of Honolulu, Sandwich Islands" which shows Diamond Head (presumably) in the background (see). The balance of the ftpg. is a nice article titled: "View of Honolulu, Sandwich Islands". A very early image on Hawaii.

Among the other prints in this issue are: "The New Appleton Chape... See More  

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210805

From Jamaica, Queens County, New York...

Item #210805

January 11, 1859

LONG ISLAND DEMOCRAT, Jamaica, Queens County, Long Island, New York, Jan. 11, 1859 An interesting and nice four page newspaper from Long Island, rarely found from before the Civil War. The issue contains various news of the day & other literary and miscellaneous tidbits. There are various tears at the margins with a piece missing from the top margin of the back leaf, not affecting any tex... See More  

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172222

The Steamship 'Ariel'...

Item #172222

January 08, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 8, 1859  Part of the front page contains an illustration of the 'Statue of Senator Douglas' along with a illustration of "John Bright, Esq., Member of the British Parliament". Article "General Jackson's Duel with Dickinson" with illustrations. This issue also contains two text articles on Charles Dickens. A fullpage illust... See More  

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661764

Early and rather famous sporting-themed newspaper...

Item #661764

January 08, 1859

NEW YORK CLIPPER, Jan. 8, 1859  An early sports-themed newspaper with an ornate masthead featuring engravings showing cricket, sailing, boxing, and horse racing.

Page 2 has a boxing article: "The Ring" "The Championship - Woods' Deposit Covered by the Friends of Benicia" concerning an upcoming championship bout between Woods and Heenan. Other sports reporting througho... See More  

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606875

Southern disunion party created...

Item #606875

January 08, 1859

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, January 8, 1859



* Disunion in the Southern states?



The back page has an article headed: "Official Discovery of a Disunion Party in the Southern States" See images for text.

Other news of the day.

Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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151514
Item #151514

January 01, 1859

HALL'S JOURNAL OF HEALTH, New York, January, 1859 Contains tips and anecdotes for healthy living, plus various topical reports. Octavo-size, 12 pgs. browned a bit, otherwise good. A volume I issue.

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172220

New Year issue... Purchase of Mount Vernon...

Item #172220

January 01, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 1, 1859  Half front page illustration 'I Wish You a Happy New Year' accompanies the poem of the same title. Written text on the purchasing of Mount Vernon. Full page illustrations entitled: 'New Year's Day In New York 1859'; "New-Year's Day in New Amsterdam in the Old Dutch Times"; "Divine Service Being Held in the ... See More  

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612648

Phonetic reform & teaching...

Item #612648

January 01, 1859

TYPE OF THE TIMES, Cincinnati, January 1, 1859  As noted in the masthead this is: "Devoted To Education & Social Improvement". This little periodical is from a time when shorthand (invented in 1837) and phonetic spelling were popular movements. Some of the content in the back portion of this issue are printed in the Phonetic Alphabet (see photos).

Sixteen pages, 6 3/4 by 10 inc... See More  

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619489

Panama Railroad... Quebec... Red River...

Item #619489
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, January, 1859 Featured in this issue is an article "Panama Railroad". Other articles are: "The People of the Red River"; "Quebec"; "The Ransom of a Heritage"; "An America in Japan in 1858"; and other additional stories and illustrations included.

Complete in 150+ pages, disbound without wrappers, measur... See More  

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172212

Early Mormon...

Item #172212

December 04, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 4, 1858  The front page features the illustration of "The Cutter 'Christopher Columbus'" with an accompanying article. An article "Modern Algiers" features four illustrations. "The Centennial Celebration at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania" includes a one-third page illustration 'The Railroad Depot at Pittsburgh, Pennsy... See More  

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616988

1857 Basilicata earthquake...

Item #616988

August 08, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 7, 1858



* 1857 Basilicata earthquake

* Naples, Italy - Province of Potenza

* Filibuster William Walker letter




The front page has a heading: "Frightful Earthquake At Naples" "Thousands Of Lives Lost" Page 2 has the actual report under: "Tremendous Earthquake In Naples" and more. (see)

The back page has a letter headed: "Gener... See More  

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172130

Washington Monument at Richmond...

Item #172130

February 20, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 20, 1858  Full front page illustration entitled: 'The Washington Monument at Richmond, Virginia'. Nice half page 'Ottawa City, the New Capital of Canada'. "The Old Lull House" article also features a 1/4 page illustration of the same. "Native Life In India" features three illustrations. A full page illustration 'T... See More  

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172126

The Capitol...

Item #172126

February 06, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 6, 1858  The front page shows: "Senator Brown of Mississippi" with accompanying text. Terrific full page illustration of: "The Capitol at Washington, With the New Extensions" and another great full page: "The New Hall of Representatives, with the Members in Session".  "The Island of Labouan" features three il... See More  

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172124

Utah expedition...

Item #172124

January 30, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 30, 1858  The front page features an article and illustration: 'Rev. Stephen H. Tying'. 'Life In Hong Kong' includes three illustrations of men. "Life In Hong Kong" features three illustrations. "Travel Notes In Bible Lands" features a large illustration "The Great Cemetery of Antioch" and a smaller illustrat... See More  

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172122

Massacre at Cawnpore...

Item #172122

January 23, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 23, 1858  The full front page illustration is entitled: 'In The Bitter Cold'. "Hon. Charles O'Conor" with an accompanying article. "The Great Massacre at Cawnpore" also features two illustrations; "The House in Which the Women and Children were Slaughtered at Cawnpore" and "The Arrest of the Missionaries by ... See More  

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636440

Early plans for a channel tunnel connecting England & France... New York firemen...

Item #636440

January 23, 1858

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 23, 1858  Inside includes a few prints of: "The Great Earthquake at Naples" "Sketches of Native Life In India" "American Firemen" which includes 3 prints, one a nice full page; "Torchlight Procession of the New York Firemen" pulling a fire engine.

Perhaps the most interesting content is the: "Proposed Tunnel ... See More  

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172120

General Walker...

Item #172120

January 16, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 16, 1858  The front page shows: 'Coming Out of a Fashionable Church'. 'Travel Notes in Bible Lands' includes two views of Antioch. "Dogographs" features two comical illustrations of "The Low Dog" and "The Fast Dog" of society. Nice illustration of 'The Central Market at Paris'.

Text article "The... See More  

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172118

Early portrait of Jefferson Davis...

Item #172118

January 09, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 9, 1858  The front page has a very nice and somewhat large illustration of Jefferson Davis, with the remainder of the front page being a lengthy biography of him. Nice item on him before he would be thrust into much greater prominence during the Civil War.

Text article entitled "The Rights and Wrongs of Filibusterism" which references William ... See More  

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677997

William Walker Nicaragua expedition...

Item #677997

January 08, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 8, 1858



* William Walker (filibuster)

* Nicaragua expedition


 


Page 4 has an article with heading: "The President's Message on the Seizure of Walker--The Old and New Filibusters" (see)

Other news of the day just prior to the Civil War. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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646405

"Governor's Message" for 1858 in a broadside... The carrier's address...

Item #646405

January 05, 1858

LONG ISLAND DEMOCRAT, Jamaica, Queens County, Long Island, January 5, 1858   In addition to the regular four page newspaper--which features on the front page the "New Years' Address of the Carrier of the Long Island Democrat" which takes up 2 1/2 columns--this issue includes a separate, single sheet broadside titled: "Long Island Democrat---Extra" which is entirely tak... See More  

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172116

Nice New Year's prints... Plan for a "submarine railway" between England & France...

Item #172116

January 02, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1858  The front page features a full page print: "New Year's Visiting in New York". Two other nice full page prints inside: "The Birth of the New Year' and 'A Happy New Year!" and an article "The Life of American Students at Heidelberg" features several small illustrations.

Interesting article with two illust... See More  

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671626

The code of umpiring in baseball...

Item #671626

January 02, 1858

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 2, 1858  A sporting newspaper with much on horse racing, but there is baseball content as well.

Inside has: "Base-Ball Correspondence" which provides some interesting commentary on officiating in the mid-19th century: "On practice days, the person who attempts the duties of umpire should give his decisions as fairly as his judgm... See More  

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671627

The code of umpiring in baseball...

Item #671627

January 02, 1858

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 2, 1858  A sporting newspaper with much on horse racing, but there is baseball content as well.

Inside has: "Base-Ball Correspondence" which provides some interesting commentary on officiating in the mid-19th century: "On practice days, the person who attempts the duties of umpire should give his decisions as fairly as his judgm... See More  

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172066

The Holy Lands...

Item #172066

July 18, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 18, 1857  The front page has a half page illustration of: 'Hebron', being an overview of the city with the accompany article 'Travel Notes in Bible Lands'. Also small front page illustration of: 'Pilgrims Bathing in the Jordan'.

Inside has 9 small prints regarding: 'The Siamese--The Franks of Asia'. A full page illustration ... See More  

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172038

President Buchanan's cabinet...

Item #172038

April 11, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 11, 1857  Nice full page shows: 'The Cabinet' of President Buchanan, with displayable portraits of the seven men, with an accompanying article.

Also within are several illustrations regarding the war between Persia and England.

Complete in 16 pages, good condition

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172030

Inauguration of President Buchanan... Dred Scott Decision...

Item #172030

March 14, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 14, 1857  A vol. 1 issue. Inside has 8 illustrations regarding 'Our 18th Inauguration Day', including an illustration of George Washington, Mount Vernon, & James Buchanan & John Adams. But the prime content here is the text of the Dred Scott decision given by Chief Justice Taney. Very significant.

Also featured is an article on A Nutmeg Pl... See More  

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172026

Australia's gold fields...

Item #172026

February 28, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 28, 1857  Several illustrations from Australia's gold fields including scenes captioned: 'Going to the Diggings' 'Gold Fields on Mt. Alexander' and a view of 'Melbourne'. Also an illustration of 'James Boswell' but very few illustrations otherwise.

Complete in 16 pages, in good condition as shown and contains additio... See More  

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172024

Scenes of Peru...

Item #172024

February 21, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 21, 1857  Includes small illustrations of: "Henry Jenkins" and "Old Parr." Many illustrations pertaining to Peru including: "Revolution in Peru-Arica Bombarded by General Vivanco," "Jesuit Church," "Palace of Manco Capac, Cuzco," "Church at Cuzco," "Revolution in Peru-Islay, General Vivanc... See More  

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172020

Creation of the flying eagle cent...

Item #172020

February 07, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 7, 1857   This is the volume one, number six issue as this famous title didn't begin publication until January, 1857.

Page 3 not only has a nice article on the new Flying Eagle penny, but it also includes an illustration of both the obverse and reverse of the new coin.

The complete text, headed "Not A Red Cent" takes half a column a... See More  

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172018

Dr. Livingstone... William Walker...

Item #172018

January 31, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 31, 1857  Early from the first year (issue #5) with relatively few illustrations, but including a nice one of; "Dr. Livingstone, the African Explorer". Also is an article "Walker and Nicaragua".  A few scenes from Russia. "More Insanity" showing several cures.

Complete in 16 pages, in very good condition (as shown), an... See More  

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666651

Funeral of Rep. Preston Brooks...

Item #666651

January 30, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 30, 1857 



* Death of Preston Brooks - funeral

* South Carolina Congressman




Page 3 begins with nearly half a column article: "Funeral of the Hon. Preston S. Brooks" who died 3 days previous.

Brooks is most remembered for his May 22, 1856, attack upon abolitionist and Republican Senator Charles Sumner, whom he beat nearly to... See More  

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172016

Scenes of Persia...

Item #172016

January 24, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 24, 1857  Many small illustrations on Persia including: "Nasr-ood-deen the Sha of Persia.", and including prints of Persians, Baghdad, camels, and horses. See photos for details.

Complete in 16 pages, in very good condition (as shown), and contains additional prints and related text.

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555212

Chess... Volume one issue...

Item #555212

January 24, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, January 24, 1857



* Early chess

* Sports




Described in the masthead as: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage." A volume I issue (number 21). Columns inside include: "Our Chess Department" & "The Ladies' Column".



Other topics with much on various sports through out this 16 page issue that ... See More  

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651726

View of Boston Harbor... fire department... railroads...

Item #651726

January 24, 1857

BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Massachusetts, January 24, 1857  The front page of this issue contains the "Wreck of the Arcadia on Sable Island - British Humane Society's Medal" and contains a half-page illustration of the wreck and a small illustration of the medal. Within in the issue is"View of Gaeta, Italy"; a nice double-page centerfold "View in Boston Harbo... See More  

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675239

The first convention of clubs: the birth of organized baseball...

Item #675239

January 23, 1857

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 23, 1857 



* Birth of organized baseball

* First convention of clubs




The back page has a report which could be considered the birth of organized baseball. And printed the day after the event happened!

The second column has an article headed: "Our National Sports" with subheads: "The Game of Base Ball--Convention of the Various Clubs Of the Ci... See More  

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172014

One of the earliest issues...

Item #172014

January 17, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 17, 1857  This is just the third issue published. Very few illustrations, but they include: 'Peter Cartwright, the Pioneer Preacher of the West' 'Modern Naples' which has 3 illustrations.

Complete in 16 pages, in very good condition (as shown), and contains additional prints and related text.

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172012
Item #172012

January 10, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 10, 1857  The 2nd issue ever published. The only illustrations are a few small scenes from Paraguay, as few issues from the first year had many prints. Please see photos for details.

Complete in 16 pages, in very good condition (as shown), and contains additional prints and related text.

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666647

Mormons arrive from Liverpool... Nebraska described..

Item #666647

January 05, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 5, 1857  Page 2 has a report: "Arrival Of Mormons" which notes the arrival of a ship from Liverpool with 221 Mormons, with a bit more on this.

Page 2 has a nearly full column article: "The Territory of Nebraska" which is a detailed description of it.

Four pages, minor binding indents at the blank spine, nice condition.... See More  

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172010

"A Police-Officer's Seven Thousand Mile Chase"...

Item #172010

January 03, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 3, 1857  Few titles from the 19th century are as well known to the general public as this one, very widely circulated and often cited by contemporaries of the day. This newspaper would publish for 60 years and did much to document--in its many prints--the lifestyles of America in the last half of the 19th century, and for better or worse brought the horr... See More  

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220060

Whiskey Manufacturing in 1856...

Item #220060

November 20, 1856

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Nov. 20, 1856.

 

* Manufacturing of whiskey

* Early Superior Wisconsin settlement




A page 3 report under Manufacture of Whiskey describes the large scale production of whiskey at Cincinnati. Another item says that Superior, Wisconsin, was first settled in 1854 and by January 1856 had a population of 500, and presently had 100 families cultivating
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